[sic] Magazine

Reviews

The Wide – Smile

Echozone

suited and re-booted new album


Dry Cleaning – Stumpwork

4AD

“less than it parts nevertheless still had the stodge to satisfy”


The Anaesthetics – 1080

Gentlemen Recordings

post-punk leaning synthpop from The Netherlands


Boy Is Fiction – Deeper Than Static

n5MD

Ambient IDM worth the 12 year wait?


JARR – Talking About X

Sound In Silence

contemplative ambient project


Resplandor – Tristeza

Reptile Music

Peruvian shoegaze anyone?


Osees – A Foul Form

Castle Face

A Foul Form embraces DIY hardcore and scuzzy anarcho-punk in the same, loving way that King Gizzard did with thrash on Infest The Rats’ Nest


David Fielding – Northern Star

Blue Apple Music

Solo album from The Chameleons founder guitarist


oldboy – bloody

Agitated

“with an ear for a hook straight from the abattoir, it takes an oldboy to show the young’uns how it’s really done.”


Loner Deluxe – Hinterlands

Rusted Rail

“A really interesting album that fans of lo-fi alternative music will likely really enjoy.”


Test Card – Patterns

Sound In Silence

retro ambient success


Dion Lunadon – Beyond Everything

In The Red

“Splitting the difference between catchy noise-pop and effervescent garage-punk”


Slow Dawn – Into The Machine Haus

Cardinal Fuzz/Centripetal Force

“what Slow Dawn do differently is to play all your favourites all at the same time”


ILUITEQ – The Light Inside, The Dark Outside

n5MD

Hopeful ambient offering


GHXST – Admire

S/R

“People pay for this sort of dark delight, but don’t tell your mother.”


Oneiros Way – The Dawn is Near

I Dischi del Minollo

Italian darkwave/dreampop


Ambassador Hazy – The Traveler

Cardinal Fuzz/Hazy House

“a kaleidoscopic odyssey on a shoestring”


Sweeney – Stay For The Sorrow

Sound In Silence

‘deeply personal’


Magic Shoppe – Mono Lake

Cardinal Fuzz/Little Cloud

“Call it masochistic melancholy”


Pia Fraus – Now You Know It Still Feels The Same

Seksound

Eurovision dreampop contest, anyone?